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Banks, Perry

Rank and Name, Sergeant Perry Banks.

Unit/Placed in, 31st Infantry Regiment.

Camp O’Donnell

(Army Training Base, not yet in use)

He survived the Death March and faced now the horrific conditions at Camp O’Donnell. about 1500 American and 22,000 Filipino prisoners of war died at Camp O’Donnell from starvation, disease and the brutal treatment received at the hands of the captors during the few months it was open.


Perry is born approx. on 18 Oct. 1916 in Lyons, Georgia.

Father, John Stout Banks.

Mother, Kate Maude, Ollie Kate Banks.

Brother(s), John Stout, William Penuel Banks.


Perry enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 6391134.


Perry died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on 22 May 1942,  he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Perry is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Perry also has a Memorial Grave at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery

English Eddy, Toombs County, Georgia, USA


Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

POW Camp O'Donnell
Japanese Guards
P.O.W. Medal
His rank Sergeant
His unit 31st Infantry Regiment